We report a case of an oral penetrating injury caused by a toothbrush in a 4-year-old 17-kg boy. The toothbrush was lodged in the right cervical region through the oral cavity, and emergency surgery for removal was planned under general anesthesia. Although mask ventilation was not possible because of the protruding toothbrush handle, awake nasotracheal intubation was successfully performed with a fiberscope and intravenous fentanyl 25 μg. We conclude that appropriate analgesics could facilitate awake intubation in pediatric patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Japanese Journal of Anesthesiology|
|Publication status||Published - 2015 Sep 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine